Human Rights Committees (HRCs) promote and protect the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities who are receiving supports. Given the important role of HRCs in the human services field, there are so many questions about creating and maintaining effective HRCs. So where should you turn to get those questions answered? How about a leading expert on HRCs!

In this free, Q&A style webinar titled ‘Get Your HRC Questions Answered: ‘Ask The Expert’ with Amy Tabor’ we’re bringing in one of the most prominent voices involving HRCs. Amy Tabor has more than 30 years of experience in the field, with expertise in enriching individual outcomes, increasing staff competence/confidence, and enhancing service delivery systems. Much of her work has been dedicated to the promotion/protection/expansion of individual rights, the importance of Human Rights Committees, and the prevention of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She has chaired and facilitated human rights committees throughout her career and is a co-author of a best-selling book on Human Rights Committees. Amy also supports organizations in strengthening their HRC committees and developing their members.

During the webinar, Amy will answer questions from attendees. How do you create a high-quality HRC? What’s the right balance of who should be on the committee? How can you avoid tokenism when including people with disabilities? Whether your questions seem simple or pose more complex quandaries, you can share your questions via the Zoom registration form or ask your questions during the live session. What do you want to know about HRCs? This is your time to ask Amy Tabor!

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Amy E. Tabor

NAQ

Amy E. Tabor has over three decades of experience providing support to people with I/DD, their families, and organizations. Her areas of expertise focus on enriching individual outcomes, increasing staff competence/confidence, and enhancing service delivery systems. Amy is known for the work that she does with Human Rights Committees, her role as NAQ Executive Director and/or as the President of Organizational Dimensions.

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Amy E. Tabor

NAQ

Angela Rapp Kennedy

CQL Vice President of Training and Learning Initiatives

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Angela Rapp Kennedy provides leadership in the strategic development of CQL's learning initiatives and oversees the planning, creation, coordination, and implementation of CQL training activities. Angela has decades of experience in the IDD field around the country.

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Angela Rapp Kennedy

CQL Vice President of Training and Learning Initiatives

About Amy Tabor

With over three decades of experience providing support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and organizations, Amy Tabor’s areas of expertise focus on enriching individual outcomes, increasing staff competence/confidence, and enhancing service delivery systems. Most people know Amy for the work that she does with Human Rights Committees, her role as NAQ Executive Director and/or as the President of Organizational Dimensions.

Amy began her career as a behavior specialist in a community residential setting for people with autism and has held a variety of positions within organizations — including direct support, case management, program evaluation, staff development, and executive leadership. Much of her work has been dedicated to the promotion/protection/expansion of individual rights, the importance of Human Rights Committees, and the prevention of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Amy travels extensively, consulting and partnering with advocacy organizations, provider agencies and state governments to enhance service effectiveness which supports increased levels of individual self-determination for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She regularly presents at local, state, and national conferences where she shares her knowledge, experiences, and perspectives on a variety of topics. Amy is well-networked throughout the U.S. and provider communities.

She holds two degrees in Sociology, completing undergraduate work at North Central College and graduate work at Northern Illinois University. Amy is an accomplished writer who continues to create resources to assist organizations in their efforts in providing high quality, effective services to vulnerable populations. To help establish best practices in services and support, as well as preventing the mistreatment of people with disabilities, Amy has co-authored three books which include:

Reflecting still another area of professional interest, Amy is currently working on a skills development handbook geared towards direct support professionals. Her other new project under development is a field guide for rights facilitation committees.

On a personal note, Amy has a passion for all things DIY, gardening and is a caretaker of black swallowtail butterflies in her coastal, native Alabama home.